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Cup Crew Chiefs to Oversee Gillett Evernham Nationwide Dodge

STATESVILLE, N.C. – Gillett Evernham Motorsports announced today that its three Sprint Cup crew chiefs will rotate crew chief duties on the team’s No. 9 Nationwide Series entry for the remainder of the 2008 season.

Drivers Kasey Kahne, Elliott Sadler, Patrick Carpentier and Chase Miller have taken turns racing the No. 9 Dodge in 2008. Each will race at least once in the final 10 races of the season.

Kenny Francis will serve as crew chief when Kahne drives the GEM Nationwide car at Charlotte. Mike Shiplett will oversee Patrick Carpentier’s races at Dover and Phoenix while Rodney Childers will do the same with Elliott Sadler at Bristol, Richmond, and Kansas. Kevin Kidd will serve as crew chief when Miller races at California, Texas and Homestead and when Miller races the No. 19 at Charlotte. A crew chief for Miller’s Memphis race will be named later.

“This allows our Sprint Cup crew chiefs and drivers to gather more data in the Nationwide Series races which we think will aid our Sprint Cup programs,” said Mark McArdle, the team’s vice-president of competition.

The No. 9 Dodge is 15th in owner points in 2008.


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